Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has been meeting with lawyers and his top aides in determining whether Tucson Unified School District is in violation of a law that restricts the teaching of ethnic studies.Read More »
Arizona is one of nine states eligible for a slice of $200 million in U.S. Department of Education grant money. If Arizona applies, it will be the state's third try at the federal grant competition.Read More »
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Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.
Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
Arizona State University President Michael Crow says the Lake Havasu City ASU campus will be open by the fall of 2012.Read More »
When school ends May 25 for the Tucson Unified School District, the countdown begins on what is to become of its Mexican American Studies program.
Auditors submitted a draft report on it, and Schools chief John Huppenthal is expected to make his decision on the program’s fate by the end of this month.